*T/N: Extra chapter update as apology to dear readers for late posts!
Chapter 36 – How to Get Away (1)
Wen Ru gave an icy sneer.
“Mu’er, you grew up in just a short period of time… I still remember a year ago that your biological mother had just died. And you looked so pitiful, that if this madam hadn’t brought you under her wing, you would have lived a hard life like all your other concubine-born sisters.”
Ye Mu cheekily said with a smile, “That’s why the madam of the residence is truly benevolent for doing taking care of Little Seven! Little Seven will truly repay you in the future!”
When Wen Ru heard these words, her smile became brighter.
“You don’t have to repay me.” She played with the china cup filled with tea on the palm of her hand and narrowed her eyes, “What do you think …you became so ill that this madam needed to take you to the resident’s hospital to recuperate, but then you became so ill to the point you died. Do you would the general blame this madam?”
Ye Mu felt her heart jump! Her worst hunch came true; the woman didn’t want to simply teach her a lesson and let her go, but wanted to kill her now!
She tried to act naive and said, “Madam, what are you talking about? Little Seven doesn’t understand madam’s words. After all, Little Seven is not sick! And father said last night that he would go over my homework from the academy and evaluate them. How could I become sick at such an important time?”
Wen Ru looked at her empathetically. “What a poor child. One won’t know if they are sick. I’m afraid you won’t see the general tonight. Besides, even if you see general Li, you would be too sick to say anything. But rest assure that the general will surely understand your filial piety!”
She magnanimously said and with a wave of her hand, two handmaids from behind her came out. One was holding an ominous looking small bottle in her hand.
Directly at first glance, the growing intense situation isn’t looking too good!
Ye Mu stepped back and forced a stiff smile. “Madam, I just bumped into my elder brother once. Is it necessary for you to do this?”
Wen Ru stood up and calmly said, “That confrontation? No, not that. Don’t you know? It was only because of this madam’s kindness that you lived until the fortunate age of six.”
She paused and looked at Ye Mu like a poisonous snake. “You should not have been born at all. Like your slut of a mother, you let this Madam feel distressed every night! It’s necessary to vent out one’s pent up feelings. Only, the more I hate you, the more I need to act nicer towards you. In this way, who would suspect you would die in my hands?”
Ye Mu retaliated, “Mother, you are wrong. Even if within a year, my biological mother and I died for no reason at all, and people would turn their heads to the side, tight-lipped—they would know you did it. However, only if I was an insignificant girl would such a scenario happen; I have been of great use to father lately. Otherwise, why do you think father would allow me to go with my elder brothers to study at the prestigious Foreign College?
Speaking of this matter, Wen Ru became even more furious! Even her daughter wasn’t able to study at the foreign college. She thought, how could this daughter of a slut be more privileged than her own daughter? So instead of being scared, her hate for Ye Mu reached an all new height!
“Come servants! The seventh young miss is guilty of the following offenses! Arrest her!”
Arrest? Are they going to play dirty and force the medicine down her throat through this? Ye Mu instantly turned around and ran. She wouldn’t sit back another moment and wait for rescue!
As soon as she ran, Wen Ru sent more people to chase her. Ye Mu’s small arms and legs were almost outflanked several times!
Damn it, if she successfully runs away today, she will definitely humiliate this old hag!